NewsArts & Culture / August 9, 2018

Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their MessageIndiana native B.J. Hollars has a deep interest in the Americna civil rights movement and flair for creative nonfiction that have converged in a new book called "The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders." B.J. Hollars, Fort Wayne, Civil Rights Movement2018-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
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Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

Author B.J. Hollars (right) with Bernard Lafayette, Jr. (left), one of the eight original Freedom Riders he met with on his journey to trace their steps, and bring their stories to life.

Courtesy B.J. Hollars
By Julia Meek

Indiana native, B.J. Hollars, now a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, has a deep interest in the Americna civil rights movement and flair for creative nonfiction that have converged in a new book called "The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders."

Hollars was in Fort Wayne this week for an author visit at the downtown Public Library. WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with him to discuss how his interest in this part of American history developed, and where the journey has led.

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